Best Of 2005


This year’s convoluted black-box best involves our own Political Whore, Wayne Garcia. He was dissected on the Free Republic conservative website by those fighting to intervene in Terri Schiavo’s death, linking him to a vast conspiracy to kill her that also involved: his former political consulting firm, the St. Petersburg Times, the Tampa Tribune, the Gainesville Sun, the Church of Scientology, former Sheriff Everett Rice, his former partner Mary Repper, her husband William Repper, Judge George Greer (one of Garcia’s former clients and the judge in Terri’s case), Martha Lenderman, her brother Judge John Lenderman, Hospice of the Florida Suncoast, Tom Cruise and “the weakley planet,” which is — according to conspiracy theorists — “a worthless communist rag not worthy for bird cage lining.”